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Sign-ups for Mountain T.O.P. are open! See below.



                 JAN 7                          SPYF MEETINGS & SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGIN
                 JAN 14                        MOUNTAIN T.O.P. MOVIE NIGHT @ SPYF
                 JAN 28                       CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION @ SPYF
                 FEB 1-4                      CREATED BY GOD EVENT (gr. 5-7)
                 FEB 2-4                     SALT 'N LIGHT ZETEO CONFERENCE (gr. 7-12)
                 MAR 11                       SPYF EVENT: MESSY GAME NIGHT
                 MAR 16-17                CONFIRMATION RETREAT #1
                 MAR 22                     MOUNTAIN T.O.P. FULL TEAM MEETING
                 APR 6-7                    CONFIRMATION RETREAT #2
                 APR 27-28               SPYF EVENT: 30 HOUR FAMINE
                 MAY 11-12                 CONFIRMATION TRIP/RETREAT #3
                 MAY 20                    CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
                 MAY 24                     MOUNTAIN T.O.P. FULL TEAM MEETING
                 JUNE 3                      FINAL SPYF MEETINGS FOR SPRING
                 JUNE 23-JULY1       MOUNTAIN T.O.P. MISSION TRIP


            CONFIRMATION CLASS 2018
                   In St. Paul’s confirmation program, we intentionally unplug and get away from the hustle of our daily lives so that we can:
Get to know one another.
Seek God together and alone.
Gain a deeper understanding of Christianity, and also of United Methodist history.
Explore how our faith relates to and interacts with the world in this time and place.
Discuss all kinds of questions about faith and life together.
Make a commitment, again or for the first time, to live as followers of Jesus.

                   2018 Confirmation Class Dates (also listed in the SPYF Calendar above):
                             JAN 28:         Orientation @ SPYF
                             MAR 16-17:  Retreat #1 @ Wesley Forest Camp
                             APR 6-7:      Retreat #2 @ Wesley Forest Camp
                             MAY 11-12:   Class Trip/Retreat #3 @ Wesley Forest Camp
                             MAY 20:       Confirmation Sunday

                       CONFIRMATION SIGN-UP


           MOUNTAIN TOP 2018: June 23-July 1, 2018
                 This summer's youth mission trip to Mountain T.O.P. will mark the 19th consecutive summer St. Paul's has sent a team to serve with this wonderful ministry in the mountains of Tennessee. Listed below are a couple of basics about the trip; please email Dave Fisher at dfisher@stpaulsc.org with further questions!
  • New for this year: Two mandatory team meetings for teambuilding and training of our entire Mountain T.O.P. team: March 22 and May 24, each from 7-8PM.
  • The cost of the trip is $395 per person. Each hour spent serving with the team in yard work and other service projects earns $10 off that cost, up to 12 hours. A full 12 hours' service brings the individual trip cost to $275.
  • "3+" Discount: Families sending 3 or more youth on the trip will only pay the fees for two of them.



            Sunday evening SPYF meetings will begin for the spring on January 7. Meeting on the 3rd floor of the Education Center, SPYF begins with dinner each week at 5:30, followed by a lesson, discussion, and game time, which wraps up at 8pm. All in grades 6-12 are welcome!

            Would you be willing and able to provide dinner for SPYF on one Sunday evening this spring? A couple of important points for our SPYF Hosts:
                              * Please keep all food free of nuts because of severe allergies in our group.
                              * Please provide a meatless option for those who wish to eat a vegetarian diet.
                              * Please plan to serve dinner around 5:45PM.
                              * Please prepare to be appreciated in a big way by our SPYF students and leaders.

Sign up here to be a SPYF Host!

            SPYF Sunday School meets at 9:15 on Sunday mornings on the 3rd floor of the Education Center. This class provides another study opportunity for SPYF students. Led by a team of volunteers from St. Paul’s, the Sunday school class also provides an opportunity for St. Paul’s youth to build deeper relationships with other generations from the St. Paul’s & Wesley Foundation family. All students in grades 6-12 are welcome!

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